You probably use fonts every day on your Mac. Whether you’re writing, designing, or just playing with Wingdings and seeing what symbols appear for each character, fonts can be useful and fun. Plus, sometimes it’s nice to just turn things around – variety is the spice of life, after all! The good news is that macOS Big Sur has quite a few that come pre-installed on your favorite Mac. The best news is that you can install more fonts on your Mac if you know where to look, be it free or paid typefaces you are looking for.
The Font Book app is the place where you can manage all of your fonts on your Mac, including installing new ones, so you can always have access to the fonts you want. Here’s how to install new fonts on Mac.
How to install new fonts on your Mac
One important thing to know, when you first start the Font Book application, you will see a giant list of font names, some gray and some black. Fonts that are in black are already installed on your Mac, while fonts that are in gray need to be downloaded.
- Launch Font book from your applications folder.
Click on the source want to install. Remember that the font name will be gray.
Click Download in the pop-up window.
Now you should be able to use that font in apps that can display them. If you downloaded or purchased new fonts from the Internet, you will first need to double-click the font file and install it.
As you can see, it is very easy to install new fonts on your Mac. If you have any questions about adding fonts to your Mac, please let us know in the comment section below.